Are you over-complicating it?
What would your fitness routine look like if it were easy?
Fact: Most of us LOVE to make things complicated.
There’s even a term for it: “complexity bias.”
Complexity bias is when you decide to make a change in almost any area of your life …
and all of a sudden you start thinking about ways to make that change even BETTER or MORE EFFECTIVE.
So you start layering in new rules or extra guidelines to add “juice” to your results.
Have you ever done that? I know I catch myself doing it from time to time.
Here’s an example:
The simple way: I’m going to work out 4 days a week for the next 30 days …
The complex way: I’m going to do fasted cardio in the morning, do strength training after work, change up my diet completely, start meditating, drink more water, and only eat with my left hand.
Joking on the last one, but you get the idea!
If we have to choose between two things – one that’s clear and simple, or one that’s more complex with more steps – we usually choose the complex option.
The problem with that is it can be REALLY hard to keep up with over time.
Don’t get me wrong. Complex choices aren’t BAD, especially if they make you feel more accomplished or if you’re training for a big event.
But if they make you feel stressed, overwhelmed, or get in the way of being consistent, then it’s time to streamline and get SIMPLE.
Focus on the thing(s) that work FOR you.
Here are some ways to make your routine simple:
1. Choose the simplest results-getting actions,
2. Make sure those actions work with your lifestyle & schedule,
3. Include activities and/or food you enjoy, and
4. Consider working with an expert to keep you focused & accountable, and That also has a streamlined program for PROVEN RESULTS.
The most important thing is that you choose actions that help you stay CONSISTENT! Not much else matters.
Make it an amazing day,
Jack and team 360.